Poem of the Week: Things Change

Happy Mother’s Day, readers!

This week’s “Poem of the Week” is yet another Shakespearean sonnet that discusses what one can do when a key hobby or interest becomes more of a chore to deal with than that which it was meant to be: actually fun. Without further ado, then, here’s Things Change. Please enjoy!


Things Change
April 30, 2013

When that which you love doesn’t love you back,
When a fav’rite thing slaps you ‘cross the face,
When a passion of yours soon fades to black
And you find it an absolute disgrace,
Sometimes what you needs is to step away
From it for a while ‘til your rage subsides
And return to it on a better day
In the vain hope that that thing has survived.
If not, perhaps ‘twould be better for you
Walking ‘way completely and forever
And spare yourself the pain you’re going through
By taking on a whole new endeavor.
Things change, be they for worse or for better.
Nothing, friend, stays the same to the letter.


Well, that should do it for this week. Hopefully, the message of this poem resonates with those of you who have recently (or, at the very least, in the not-too-distant past) dealt with some sort of change in interest. In the meantime, I hereby wish a very happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there and hope that your special day is one of some well-deserved rest and relaxation. I’d also like to thank everyone who has kindly taken the time out of his or her day to read this poem for doing so and would like to encourage you all, as always to stop by my author pages at Smashwords.com, Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk to check out my current list of published works. Until next time, then, happy reading!

Dustin M. Weber


3 thoughts on “Poem of the Week: Things Change

  1. I love this poem, Dustin. Resonates quite of bit with my life right now. Almost therapeutic to see it some out in your words. Nice work!

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